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Newport Pagnell Councillor Corner
Voluntary Groups in Newport Pagnell
In Newport Pagnell there are many volunteer groups all of which do a superb job to support the residents and visitors of the town. These events and groups include The Carnival, Soapbox Derby, Youth Club, Brooklands (Senior Citizens Support Club), Pre-school groups, The Muster, plus the Christmas Lights and the Partnership. Gardening Group plus many others.
Christmas Lights
The Newport Pagnell Christmas Lights put on another successful Switch-on event this year on Saturday 27th November.
In keeping with previous years, a large number of Adults and Children braced the cold weather to visit the many stalls in the Town to enjoy such activities as Games, Christmas Gifts for sale, entertainment for the Children, Competitions, and Refreshments along with stalls representing various voluntary groups including the Local Scouts, Rotary Club and Senior Citizens support groups.
In addition there was the usual bazaar at the Parish Church.
Newport Pagnell Partnership Gardening Volunteer Group
Have you ever taken a walk through the Town’s Public Gardens or Old Cemetery? Newport Pagnell Partnership Gardening Group is a small group of volunteers who meet every Tuesday and Thursday mornings
at Ousebank Gardens to spend two hours maintaining the gardens and the Old Cemetery.
A second group called Pathways Gardening has formed as a result of the litter pick day held earlier this year and they meet Tuesday morning to undertake work in re-claiming and re-planting the garden area behind the Catholic Church in Bury Avenue known as Taylors Garden.
If you are interested in joining either group please contact either John on 01908 611396 or Barbara on 01908 616476 and you will be very welcome.
Remembrance Sunday 13th November
On Sunday 13th November there was a superb parade of organisations linked with the Remembrance. There were groups from The Army, The Royal British Legion, a local Brass Band, Naval Personnel, Air Force
Cadets and Children’s local organisations, to name but a few, plus a parade of Royal British Legion ex-service people riding motor tricycles – an interesting concept.
The weather was cold but sunny and this encouraged many hundred local residents and visitors to congregate by the War Memorial next to the Parish Church, for the two minutes silence to remember the dead of many wars including World War I and II.
Planning for Redrow Homes on the old Aston Martin Site
The planning application for Redrow Homes development on the old Aston Martin site on Tickford Street Newport Pagnell was deferred on 6th October at Milton Keynes Council’s Development Control Committee (DCC). The Developers, “Redrow Homes”, requested a deferment in order that they could prepare some further information required by Milton Keynes Council.
The deferred Planning application, for 84 dwellings, was re-considered at the DCC meeting on November 17th and “Redrow Homes” have agreed to renovate the three historic building both inside and outside and as a consequence planning permission was granted.
The decision from the planning committee was unanimous.
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